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A 24-year-old male asked:

what causes sticky stool? (young patient, <25)

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probable stool mucus: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
While I agree with Dr Cattano, you may want to keep a diary of what you eat and see what is associate with sticky stools. While you may have a malady, it may be related to foods that you eat.
Apr 26, 2012

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Should stools always be light brown or is any other color normal?

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A 35-year-old female asked:

What do tape worm segments in stools actually look like?

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Moving threads: They are alive. Any doubts, stool studies to detect.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

For the past year or more every time i go to the washroom my stool has clearish strings in it. Is this a parasite?

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